Local Government Transparency Code
To promote openness and transparency, the UK government recommends that local authorities publish specific key datasets. These are listed in the Department for Communities and Local Government's (DCLG) Local Government Transparency Code 2014.
The following tables below set out links to the mandatory data and information that the Authority is required to publish quarterly, annually and only once. As this is a new requirement, and some information is annual, not all of the information is currently available. This page will be updated.
All of the information included in the Inventory of Data can be used and re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence, published by the National Archive - please familiarise yourself with the terms of the licence before re-using any of the data.
Meeting Agendas and Reports
You will find details of Authority Meetings, agendas, minutes and the associated reports online. Other key documents are also accessible online, such as the Authority Business Plan, Partnership Plan and other key strategic documents. You can find information about current and past Planning Applications on our Planning Portal
Freedom of Information
Much of our data is already published, check the Open Data section below or our Records of Decisions to see if the information you want is available. If the information you want is not already published, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the information you would like and in what format. We will do our best to provide you with any information you ask for, provided there is no restriction on disclosing it.
When we receive your request:
- we may contact you to clarify some details
- if we already publish the information, we will tell you how to find it
- if we hold the information, we will try to provide it in your preferred format within 20 working days
- if it’s a large search and copy request we may request additional time to process it or charge a fee to cover costs; we will tell you how much it is so you can choose whether you want to continue
- if we can’t provide all or part of the information you’ve requested, we will explain why.
If you are unhappy with a refusal to disclose information, we can review your request internally first. If you are still unhappy you can contact the Information Commissioner.
There are three specific and separate legal rights for you to make a formal request for information.
- The Freedom of Information Act 2000
- The Environmental Information Regulations
- https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-act-2018/ (Data Protection Act 2018).
Information which is published quarterly:
|Data||Link or Information|
|Expenditure over £500 - each individual item of expenditure above £500 (individual invoices, grant payments, expense payments, payments for goods & services, grants, grant in aid, rent, credit notes over £500 and transactions from other public bodies)||Expenditure exceeding £500|
|Government Procurement Card Transactions - for every transaction on a Government Procurement Card||N/A – Exmoor National Park Authority does not use a Government Procurement Card|
Procurement Information - All invitations to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000 (net amount excluding recoverable VAT). All contracts, commissioned activity purchase order, framework agreement etc with a value exceeding £5,000 (net excluding recoverable VAT)
Information which is published annually:
|Data||Link or Information|
|Local Authority Land - details on all land and building assets||Land and Assets|
|Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations - details of all grants||Partnership Fund|
|Organisation chart - covering each member of staff in the top three levels of the organisation||Organisation Chart - Senior Posts|
|Trade Union facility time - details on union representatives including total number, total number who spend at least 50% of time on union duties, basic estimate of spending on unions and names of trade unions represented in the Local Authority||N/A – The Authority does not employ a Union representative|
|Parking Account - income and expenditure on the authority's parking account including details of revenue collected from on-street parking, off-street parking and Penalty Charge Notices. Detail of how the authority has spent a surplus on its parking account|
N/A - The Authority does not fall under S.55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Traffic Management Act 2004 as it does not maintain designated (i.e. on street) parking spaces which are in a Civil Enforcement Area and therefore does not produce a parking account.
The Authority does, however, maintain off street parking facilities at various points within the National Park. In 2016/17 receipts from managed car parks (Tarr Steps and the Valley of the Rocks) and donations from cairns at other car parking sites amounted to £58,528
|Parking spaces - Number of marked out controlled on and off-street parking spaces or an estimate of the number of spaces where controlled parking space is not marked out in individual parking bays or spaces|
|Senior salaries - detail of number of employees whose remuneration was at least £50k in brackets of £5k, details of remuneration and job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50k and employees whose salaries are £150k or more, identified by name.|
In addition the Authority is required to provide:
A list of responsibilities.
Details of bonuses and "benefits in kind" for all senior employees whose salary exceeds £50k
|Organisation Chart - Senior Posts with salaries|
|The pay multiple - defined as the ratio between the highest paid taxable earnings for the given year (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits-in-kind) and the median earnings figure of the whole of the Authority's workforce||Multiple of 2.92 (December 2019)|
|Fraud - details of counter fraud work and associated staffing||N/A - The Authority has not undertaken counter fraud work|
Information which is published once only:
Waste Contracts - details of existing waste collection contracts
N/A - The Authority does not issue waste contracts
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